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The 10 best Cubs photos of 2023

There were memorable moments this past season that produced some great photographs.

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This is the last week of calendar year 2022 and so it’s time for year-end things!

As has been my practice in previous years, I am today posting 10 of what I think are the best Cubs photos of the past season.

So close

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Drew Smyly’s wry grin expresses very well his frustration after a collision with Yan Gomes with nobody out in the eighth inning deprived him of a chance at a perfect game. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers 13-0.

The game of his life

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Marcus Stroman celebrating his 1-0 one-hit complete-game shutout against the Rays May 29 at Wrigley Field.

The Professor at work

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Kyle Hendricks pitching June 10 in San Francisco, where he held the Giants hitless until there were two out in the eighth. The Cubs won 4-0.

Across the pond

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The Cubs line up with British primary school students for the national anthems prior to the first game in London against the Cardinals June 24. The Cubs won the game 9-1.

Elsewhere in London...

Al Yellon

This is something you don’t see sold at baseball games in the USA.

And yes, they were delicious.

Not once, but twice

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Miguel Amaya reacts after recording the final out in a 7-6 win over the Brewers July 4 in Milwaukee, on a throw from Ian Happ. (Check out the reaction of the Brewer at left, too.) It was the second out recorded by Happ on a throw that day, on his way to a second straight Gold Glove.

Hometown boy makes good

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Mike Tauchman’s fantastic catch on Alex Burleson’s drive literally stole a 3-2 win over the Cardinals July 28.

A walkoff blast

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Christopher Morel and the Cubs celebrate a 4-3 walkoff win over the White Sox August 16 on Morel’s three-run homer

Hey! Hey! A.A.

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Adbert Alzolay celebrates after nailing down a save in a 6-4 win over the Tigers August 23 in Detroit.

The man of Steele

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Justin Steele celebrates a strikeout against the Giants, part of a 5-0 Cubs win on September 4.